Monday, March 27, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 6

This week was a slow week we had the Superbowl (how about that game?) at my moms, some cute grandson photo ops and oh...we bought a new car! So even though it was an exciting week I didn't have a lot of photos so I used this cute alternative size page protector. Something fun, something different and I used some more of those sport theme cards.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 5

Hello and welcome to week 5 of my life. I am very happy to be staying fairly current in my album so far. I have never made it past the first page when I have tried pocket scrapbooking in the past. Yay me. This week we didn't have to much day to day stuff going on but ended up going out for a pizza/game night and then another night met some friends for cards.

I lost by the way...I don't know how I am very good at spades.



I used cards that I had gotten up at Tuesday Morning a while back. They are actually sport them cards and I just cut them up and made them work. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week 4 - Pocket Scrapbooking and Organization

So Week 4 features photos of my daughters graduation from the National Guard. We are not really suppose to share where she is at or details so instead of showing you my finished page I thought I would show you a little bit of my process and organization while working on Pocket Scrapbooking

I found a great tracking tool on Pinterest that I love to use when planning my weekly pages. I fill that out and select my pocket page style



Next I cut down photos that I ordered using the collage feature from the Project Life App. That way I can order 4" x 4", 2" x 3" or 2" x 2" photos without the crazy expense of a special size. I just order a 4" x 6" and cut them apart. 


From there I assemble my pages using my PML cards. 

I store my cards in a medium size organizer from CTMH I saw a lot of people storing their cards this way on YouTube and the best part about it, is that it fits in the top of my Raskog Cart from IKEA.  I had originally kept them by color but recently I discovered something about myself that I never new. I scrap much better by collection. So now my cards are sorted by collection and that way everything goes together easy peasy and I don't have to worry about my pinks being a little off from one another.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oh Deer!

I didn't mean to leave for a few weeks but let me tell you I have been a crafting up a storm so I have some goodies to share with you.

I am working on several things this year as I scrapbook. I am trying to stay current Pocket Scrapbooking and I am working on filling in the gaps in my 2013 album. I also want to finish up my daughters school albums as they both graduated several years ago. One in 2009 (she is up to 5th grade and doesn't have to much going on in middle and high school) and one in 2013 (she is up to 7th grade and she was my active girl) I am happy to say I am current on my little ones school albums. Whoo hoo!!!

I worked on these photos last month for a fun crop over at Sketch-n-Scrap. If you are ever looking for inspiration because you are stuck they have hundreds of sketches for you to start with. This was Sketch 101

Anyway today is not about school albums it is about my 2013 album. When I first started dating my fiance` we used to see deer's everywhere. This is one of our first dates where we ran into several deer on a walk.




Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cocoa, Juniper, Glacier
Pattern Paper -  Jackson, Picture My Life Jackson Cards
Embellishments - Jackson Complements, Glacier twine, Glacier Sequins 









Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sweet...sugar rush

So I just am in love with our new paper pack Sugar Rush is has my name written all over it with three daughters. I have been playing with it all month and have made so many projects with it that I will be sharing with you.

I know I mentioned how I am doing pocket scrapbooking this year but don't think for a second that I won't be doing a lot of traditional scrapbooking as well. Currently I am working on finishing up 2013 and it has been fun going back and reliving one of the best years of my life to date.

Here is a sweet page about my dad bringing my little one a new bike just because.

This is a great page for using up some scraps. I also used up some of the zip strips on the top of  the Sugar Rush papers. It would also be very easy to adjust this layout and add more photos if you needed to.



Here is a close up of the journaling and some of the embellishment clusters.


Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Whisper, White Daisy
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Complements, Sugar Rush Dots
Other - Sugar  Rush Washi Tape


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Consider it Cased - Banners and stars oh my!

I have another Considered it Cased card. I ran across this card and just couldn't get over how simple yet adorable it was. I have made banner cards many many times before even banner cards that look almost exactly like this one. What I loved the most was the little strip of paper along the left hand side as well as the banner being a smidgen off center. I will for sure be using this pattern again and again and again.

My middle daughter just graduated from Basic Training and AIT she joined the National Guard. I am so proud of her and this is the card that I made her. I was originally going to do something using standard patriotic colors but the card took me here and I just went with it.



Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White Daisy 
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Dots
Other - Gray Bakers Twine, Star Nestabilies 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Miss You

Welcome to another addition of Throwback Thursday. I have had this paper for years. When it came out I thought it would be perfect for travel or masculine projects. I joined a Facebook Group last January and recently have gotten really involved in it. The group is called Bash Your Stash and it encourages you to use what you have. This has always been my motto simply because if I don't use something I find that it goes out of style or I don't like it anymore.  Plus if I use it up I can get more

One of the challenges in early January was to grab 15 items and put them in a bin or basket and keep them on your table top so that you will be encouraged to use the items throughout the month on your projects.

The items from the BashKit on this card is actually that wooden plane and the USA cricut cut. I took it a few steps farther and also used this old paper, some old velvet ribbon (ohhh so soft) and brads! Yes I used brads on a card. 


Full disclosure...I didn't finish my BashKit stash. I used about half of the things I put in there.